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Welded Heavy Duty Gratings are designed to service applications subject to heavy rolling and static loads such as highways, plant floors, loading docks, inlet covers and airports. Since these conditions can range from light-duty forklifts to heavy-duty truck or aircraft traffic, heavy duty gratings are manufactured in a wide range of bar sizes and spacings. Our most popular products are described on the following pages.
Vehicular loads are designed in conformance with current AASHTO specifications for classifications H-15 through H-25. Automobile and forklift loads are similarly evaluated with loads calculated and distributed in accordance with the “Maximum Traffic Conditions”. If your application is not adequately addressed by these load conditions, please contact our engineering department and we will gladly assist in the selection of a heavy duty grating to satisfy your specific needs.
Heavy duty gratings are manufactured in carbon steel and 300 series stainless steels. Carbon steel products are available bare (no finish), painted with manufacturers standard paint, or hot dip galvanized. Stainless steel products are available mill finish, commercially cleaned or electro-polished.
Heavy duty gratings are commonly subjected to shock and impact loads and it is highly recommended that all open ends be banded. The welded band bar helps distribute impact loads and minimizes distortion when subjected to repetitive traffic patterns. Banding details can be found under Banding/Layout/Fasteners.
Optional serrated bearing bars enhance skid resistance. Consider this surface for applications subject to the accumulation of liquids or lubricants or inclined grating installations.
The sizes shown above are listed as minimums. Twisted and round cross bars are typically interchangeable and, unless otherwise specified, may be substituted at the discretion of the manufacturer. In substitution, the cross sectional area of the alternative cross bar shall equal or exceed that of the minimum size listed.